Enabling Interdisciplinarity in Urban Studies – Methods and Tools. Experiences from Case Studies
Within the larger scope of INTREPID activities the symposium ‘Enabling Interdisciplinarity in urban studies – Methods and Tools. Experiences from Case Studies’ was dedicated to learning from the diversity of current inter- and transdisciplinary practices within and beyond academia by identifying the institutional and disciplinary barriers to interdisciplinarity in urban research programming and funding.
The objective of the symposium was to elaborate on relevant case studies and the related multifaceted experiences in negotiating the research design, objectives, and methodologies the ways to overcome significant interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary barriers encountered in urban research.
As the third in a series and following the discussions and analysis of barriers conducted previously in Delft, the Tallinn event focused, in particular, on methodological considerations of enabling interdisciplinarity in urban research. The two-day intensive programme of creative knowledge exchange drawn on the INTREPID members’ observations and assessments of their experiences in interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary urban research and practice contributed to an advanced understanding of working across disciplines and practices. A special session with extended discussions was held together with the ‘Tallinn Main Street’ project managers on an urban regeneration area in the city centre [http://www.peatanav.ee/en] introducing an opportunity for in situ exploration of a case relevant in the context of the symposium. As an outcome of the meeting, an advanced framework embracing considerations on methods potentially enabling interdisciplinarity in urban studies was developed. The next actions involve dissemination of the produced knowledge in academic publications as well as in the form of a practical web-based toolkit.
Tallinn Workshop Photo Gallery
Strategies of Knowledge Transfer _ Interdisciplinary Dialogues through Research by & Reflection of Design
Dagmar Jäger, Dr.-Ing. Professor, TUT, Programme Director of European Architecture
Cultural Heritage and Development of Rural Areas in Guizhou Province (China): an ID and transversal program of cooperation with Chinese Partners
Françoise Ged, Head of Observatoire de l’architecture de la Chine contemporaine Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine
Lessons from an applied interdisciplinary urban research project
Prof. PD Dr. Patricia Wolf and Lars Schuchert
Future Laboratory CreaLab, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Master in City Sciences at UPM
A practical case of an interdisciplinary educational program in the field of urban studies
Dr. Sergio Ramos, Associate Lecturer. Facultad Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales – UNED